Hello! Just a quick update.
Regarding my last post, I've been really enjoying running slower, between 7:50-8:40min/km and I've found running slower I've been very much capable of running 7km multiple times. Feeling like I've got my confidence back! So I'm grateful to the My Asics plan for reacquainting me with slower running - I always thought I was pretty slow anyway but it is amazing how much easier it feels when you just run a bit slower.
I also went and had another gait analysis done last weekend and bought some Mizuno Wave Inspire 13s. So far so good. My big toes went a bit numb towards the end of those 7ks in my new shoes so I am thinking about getting some insoles for more cushioning (or maybe it's just a case of wearing the shoes in), but my blisters and my knees are better which is BRILLIANT. Also liking the Hilly Supreme Anklet socks I recently bought. amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00... Also bought some running summer gear, some shorts and my first capris! Loving that too. I spent an unholy amount in Sports Direct though, I will take some of it back.
Overall feeling much better. In the past two weeks I've run one 5k and three 7ks, and another 5k tomorrow at parkrun!
EDIT: Shoes photo, as requested! The wavy pattern apparently helps stop shockwaves going up your leg, but forwards instead! Not sure if a gimmick or not but thought it was interesting anyway.